Celebrate Ag Day Next Week

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 , 11:23 am

Celebrate agriculture on March 20 for National Ag Day 2018! Whether you are attending the events in DC or celebrating in your local community, make sure you get involved next week.

National Ag Day Schedule:

Taste of Ag Reception
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Montpelier Room at the Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
Independence Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Washington, DC 20540

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) invites you to join him to celebrate National Ag Day!

Doug LaMalfa is a fourth generation rice farmer and business owner who has lived in Northern California all his life. He and his wife, Jill, along with their four children make their home on the family farm in Richvale.

Click here to register.

Other Events in DC

Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit
March 21
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Issue Paper Release
Regulatory Barriers to the Development of Innovative Agricultural Biotechnology by Small Businesses and Universities
March 22
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (presentation and panel discussion)
March 23
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (presentation only)
Click here for more details and to RSVP.


Find great resources to promote National Ag Day at www.agday.org!

And check out the 2018 Ag Day Blog for great articles that celebrate American agriculture.

Get Noticed at the 2018 Ag Day

Written by NAMA on Thursday, March 1, 2018 , 8:08 am

Become an Ag Day sponsor, and put your organization in front of key industry and government decision makers. Grassroots events are held across the country, with National Ag Day culminating in our nation’s capital on March 20, 2018.

Learn more about how your company can sponsor and gain exposure from Ag Day events, including Ag Day Contests, National Press Club Event, Taste of Ag Celebration and much more! Unique opportunities available for Commodity Organizations!

Go online to find out more about Ag Day Sponsorship.

To secure your position, visit agday.org or call ACA at (913) 491-1895. For questions, contact Jenny Pickett at jennyp@nama.org.


Join us at the Taste of Ag Reception

Sample food from all the different sectors of ag and network with your peers and colleagues.

Tuesday, March 20
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Montpelier Room at the Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
Independence Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Washington, DC 20540

Register for 2018 Ag Day Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:26 am

The 2018 National Ag Day is next month! See below for a schedule of all 2018 Ag Day activities. We hope to see you in D.C.!

Tuesday, March 20

Press Club Event
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

The Consumer, the Farmer and Sustainability
Consumers want to be more in touch with where their food comes from now more than ever. And research shows Americans are increasingly confident with the way farmers and ranchers grow and raise food in the U.S. However, is agriculture’s voice still missing from the conversation, and are consumers privy to the sustainable practices of today’s farmers and ranchers? The word “sustainability” brings ire from some, support from others, but what does sustainability actually mean? In this forward-thinking panel, panelists will discuss how they see the change in this definition is altering how they do business; and defining new opportunities for their operations.

Sustainability is a hot topic that many farm and consumer groups continue to debate. It’s a topic that agriculture can use to inspire others, elevating farmers, ranchers and the future of our industry. This special Ag Day panel will help define the “rules of engagement” for discussing this key issue and ways that people in agriculture can spark impactful dialogue.

Panel Moderator: Max Armstrong
Panelists to be announced

Essay Contest Winner Honored
Secretary Sonny Perdue (invited)

Sponsored by AAEA & NAFB
Click here to register.

Taste of Ag Reception
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Montpelier Room at the Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
Independence Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Washington, DC 20540
Click here to register.

Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
T: (202) 479-4000
Room Rate: $289
Cutoff Date: Friday, February 16

Find out more information about National Ag Day at www.agday.org!


2018 Ag Day Essay Contest Winners

The Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2018 National Ag Day video and written essay contest. The winners were chosen based on the theme: How Will Agriculture Feed the World.

The national written essay winner for 2018 is Rio Bonham from Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He will receive a $1,000 prize and travel to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the National Press Club Event on March 20, 2018.

The national video essay winner for 2018 is Zoey McCormick from Carlisle, Indiana. She will win a $1,000 prize for her video.

Congratulations to both of our winners. Check out agday.org to view the winning entries.

Register Now for National Ag Day Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 1, 2018 , 8:10 am

The 2018 National Ag Day is next month! See below for a schedule of all 2018 Ag Day activities. We hope to see you in D.C.!

Tuesday, March 20

Press Club Event
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045
Essay Contest Winner Honored
Outstanding Young Farmers Honored
Sponsored by AAEA & NAFB
Click here to register.

Taste of Ag Reception
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Montpelier Room at the Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
Independence Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Washington, DC 20540
Click here to register.

Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
T: (202) 479-4000
Room Rate: $289
Cutoff Date: Friday, February 16

Find out more information about National Ag Day at www.agday.org!

National Ag Day Presents the Charles Eastin Award

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 18, 2018 , 9:29 am

Deadline is February 2, 2018.

To recognize the contributions of the hundreds of volunteers and leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities who are dedicated to increasing public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society, the Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award will be presented to an outstanding individual who has contributed as an advocate for communications between farm and city.

•   The nominee can be any person over 21 years of age.

•   The person may be nominated by anyone active in agriculture.

•   The completed application should be submitted online at www.agday.org by February 2, 2018.

•   A three-member committee, including at least one member of the ACA Board of Directors will judge the applications and select the recipient.

•   The award will be presented at the National Press Club on March 20, 2018.

•   The winner will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses to attend the annual Ag Day event.

Background:
The Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award is named in honor of Charles “Charlie” Eastin, DVM, who passed away at the age of 86 on January 28, 2011.

Dr. Eastin played an important role as a board member of the National Farm-City Council for many years. He served as the 35th Chairman of the NFCC from 1992-1994 and through the years, has chaired and served on many committees. Through his efforts, Lexington, Kentucky hosted a NFCC National Conference in the early 1990’s. As chairman of the Rural Urban Committee, he worked to build and maintain collaboration between the Lexington Rotary Club and University of Kentucky to host activities to further National Farm-City Council goals during Farm-City Week every year.

Click here to view the guidelines and to fill out the application.

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